Digital Culture Studies, M.A. | Tilburg University | Tilburg, Netherlands
12 months
15100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
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Digital technology has become an intrinsic feature of everyday life. New ways of social interaction have emerged, involving intense activity on social media. Data gathering and algorithmic patterning influence our access to information. Analyze how these phenomena re-arrange and innovate the way we relate to others. And how they change our identities, communities and norms for conduct. 

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The MA track on Digital Culture Studies is research-oriented. The speed and intensity of innovation in the new online-offline nexus raises fundamental research problems, many of which remain unaddressed. With a creative and inquisitive attitude you will critically review existing research frameworks and propose new conceptual and analytical tools for the study of emerging 21st century culture.

  • Research concrete digital-cultural practices from within a broad interdisciplinary social-theoretical field and with an outspoken empirical emphasis.
  • Learn all about social, cultural and political transformation of contemporary societies and investigate the influence of digitalization on social life.
  • Become aware of inclusionary and exclusionary effects in contemporary digital culture, and their impact on social structure.
  • Develop practical skills such as writing, analyzing and interpreting texts and images, critical reflection on societal issues, and participating in public debate.
  • Turn academic content into publications that are accessible to a wider public through Diggit Magazine, both a learning instrument and an online news platform focusing on digital culture, globalization, and arts.

Programme Structure

The MA Digital Culture Studies consists of 9 courses and a thesis.

Typical courses are:

  • Digital media and everyday life
  • Digital Knowledge
  • Ethno-mining
  • Digital Industries and infrastructures
  • The hybrid media system and online writing
Most courses link to Diggit Magazine ( papers and assignments written, commented and edited in courses will be published on this online news platform.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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  • 4 core courses (24 ECTS)
  • 2 research skills courses (6 ECTS)
  • 2 elective courses  (12 ECTS)
  • 1 thesis seminar (3 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (15 ECTS)


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are certainly eligible to apply if you have a Bachelor's degree in Humanities or Social Sciences, such as: Culture Studies, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Modern Languages, Psychology, Social Geography, Communication Studies, Sociology, Media Studies, Anthropology, Political Sciences, Philosophy, Economics, Law, History and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • However, the academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. Students with a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area are also most welcome to apply.
  • You need to prove your English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2253 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2253 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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